Skills Training for Nurse Practitioners: Translating Evidence to Education

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308489
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Skills Training for Nurse Practitioners: Translating Evidence to Education
Author(s):
Laustsen, Gary
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Psi
Author Details:
Gary Laustsen, PhD, APRN-BC, RN, laustsen@ohsu.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Purpose: To present how results from a task analysis study were strategically translated to inform the development of a nurse practitioner (NP) program’s procedures course. The study surveyed the range and criticality of clinical procedures utilized in NP practice. NPs perform procedures for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes while providing primary, acute, and specialty care services. The role and expectations for NP practice is expanding in the United States (US) and internationally.

Methods: The study employed a descriptive correlational survey methodology. The survey instrument was distributed to all licensed family, adult, geriatric, and pediatric NPs in Oregon, US. The instrument asked respondents if they performed listed procedures, the frequency of use, and importance of the procedures within their practice. Demographic information was also requested to identify any geographic differences in procedures use. Using descriptive statistics, responses were analyzed for frequency and criticality of use in clinical practice. Findings were reviewed and applied in the development of course content for a NP procedures course.

Results: Returned surveys (31%) provided objective data regarding frequency and criticality of procedures used by these NPs. The findings demonstrated clear differences between urban and rural NPs. Many procedures were identified as critical for practice even if used infrequently. Procedures identified as used frequently and of critical importance were incorporated into the NP procedures course.

Conclusion:  Translating evidence from NP practice to inform NP education is a critical strategy for generating current and competent NP providers. Frequency and criticality of NP procedures are important considerations for NP providers and educators. To develop competent and current skillful NPs, ongoing research assessing NP practice competencies needs to be conducted and findings appropriately translated back to NP educational programs. Innovative NP programs should offer didactic and procedure training congruent with current clinical needs and practice locations.

Keywords:
nurse practitioner procedures; nurse practitioner education; nurse practitioner research
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSkills Training for Nurse Practitioners: Translating Evidence to Educationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLaustsen, Garyen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Psien_GB
dc.author.detailsGary Laustsen, PhD, APRN-BC, RN, laustsen@ohsu.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308489-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p><b>Purpose:</b> To present how results from a task analysis study were strategically translated to inform the development of a nurse practitioner (NP) program’s procedures course. The study surveyed the range and criticality of clinical procedures utilized in NP practice. NPs perform procedures for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes while providing primary, acute, and specialty care services. The role and expectations for NP practice is expanding in the United States (US) and internationally. <p><b>Methods</b>: The study employed a descriptive correlational survey methodology. The survey instrument was distributed to all licensed family, adult, geriatric, and pediatric NPs in Oregon, US. The instrument asked respondents if they performed listed procedures, the frequency of use, and importance of the procedures within their practice. Demographic information was also requested to identify any geographic differences in procedures use. Using descriptive statistics, responses were analyzed for frequency and criticality of use in clinical practice. Findings were reviewed and applied in the development of course content for a NP procedures course. <p><b>Results:</b> Returned surveys (31%) provided objective data regarding frequency and criticality of procedures used by these NPs. The findings demonstrated clear differences between urban and rural NPs. Many procedures were identified as critical for practice even if used infrequently. Procedures identified as used frequently and of critical importance were incorporated into the NP procedures course. <p><b>Conclusion:</b>  Translating evidence from NP practice to inform NP education is a critical strategy for generating current and competent NP providers. Frequency and criticality of NP procedures are important considerations for NP providers and educators. To develop competent and current skillful NPs, ongoing research assessing NP practice competencies needs to be conducted and findings appropriately translated back to NP educational programs. Innovative NP programs should offer didactic and procedure training congruent with current clinical needs and practice locations.en_GB
dc.subjectnurse practitioner proceduresen_GB
dc.subjectnurse practitioner educationen_GB
dc.subjectnurse practitioner researchen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:32:02Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:32:02Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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